Joseph Edward Grace (1884 - 1919)

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Joseph Edward Grace
1884 - 1919
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c. 1884
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March 1, 1919
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Joseph Edward Grace was born c. 1884. He died on March 1, 1919 at 35 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 11511 Rank: Bombardier Regiment: Royal Scots Unit/ship/squadron: (l.r.a.m.) 2nd Bn.
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Joseph Edward Grace passed away on March 1, 1919 at age 35. He was buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery Ix. F. 8., Germany. He was born c. 1884. We are unaware of information about Joseph's family or relationships.

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In 1884, in the year that Joseph Edward Grace was born, on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1894, Joseph was just 10 years old when on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1899, at the age of just 15 years old, Joseph was alive when on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1901, by the time he was 17 years old, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1919, in the year of Joseph Edward Grace's passing, in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

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